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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:17amThe Santa suit is cursed, according to The Wall Street Journal. Consider these former Santa Mets: Center-fielder Mike Cameron got badly injured, right-fielder Jeff Francoeur was traded and pitcher John Maine's career tanked. The list stretches back a decade.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:17amA new boss comes in and wants to clean house. For Jersey City's new mayor Steven Fulop, that meant cracking some dusty old safes in City Hall. What would he find? No stash of cash or anything interesting — just an extension cord.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:35amThose against a new California law that aims to accommodate transgender students say they've gathered enough signatures to try to overturn it on next year's ballot. In August, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and join the sports teams that match their gender identity.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:35amA school board in Jacksonville, Fla., has decided that one of its schools should no longer be named after Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was also a general in the Civil War. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School received its name in the 1950s, and for decades the decision has been debated.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:35amAs pro-Europe protests continue in Ukraine, the country's president signs a deal getting billions of dollars worth of loans and gas discounts from Russia. It's the latest move in a tug-of-war over whether that brawny country will align itself economically with Europe or Russia.